Parents, know your rights.
In My Shoes does not provide legal advice. The following websites provide information on parental rights and educational services. In My Shoes recommends that parents know and understand their rights to prevent and resolve educational issues.
In addition, we have listed community resources. The community resources as well as all resources on the website are for informational purposes only and those wanting to utilize services should do their due diligence in assessing and analyzing the quality of the service and provider.
EDUCATIONAL AND LEGAL RESOURCES
Public Education Forums/Parents the Power Support Group:
Parents the Power,
plan for children
Wrightslaw Parents, educators advocates, and attorneys come to
Wrightslaw for accurate, reliable information about education law and
advocacy for children with disabilities. Includes thousands of articles,
cases, and free resources.
Education Law Center
(ELC) advocates on behalf of
public school children for access to an equal and adequate education
under state and federal laws. Because of its expertise in school
finance, preschool, and other areas of education law and policy, ELC
provides information, technical assistance and support to attorneys and
advocates in other states seeking to improve public education.
Georgia's Virtual School - Online courses for Georgia Students.
Georgia Advocacy Office, Inc. A private non-profit corporation. Its mission is to work with and for oppressed and vulnerable individuals in Georgia who are labeled as disabled or mentally ill to secure their protection and advocacy.
Georgia Professional Standards Commission/Code of Ethics for Educators
Laws of the State of Georgia Click on link on Left hand side titled Georgia Code.Search the Georgia laws (including those governing education) by keyword or by code section.
Marcus Institute - Marcus Autism Center is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to the diagnosis and treatment of children with autism and related disorders, treating more than 4,000 children a year.
Pepp,inc A non-profit corporation dedicated to improving the quality of life dream for all families of children, youth, and adults with disabilities. Can inform parents of special needs children of their rights.
Attorney Chris E. Vance - Special Education attorney in Georgia, 2186 Clairmont Road, Decatur, GA 30033 Phone: 404-320-6672.
The National Association for Justice & Equality (NAJE)-Tracks, records, and investigates incident reports and aid those deemed to be victims of racial and ethnic discrimination in the U.S. Justice System. Phone:404.758.8044 NAJE Incident Report Form
Special Needs Advocate and Attorney Directory - Find an advocate or attorney in your state.
Georgia Census Data Resource
Pre-Paid Legal Services, Inc. -
- SAT I prep, GHSGT prep, and ESOL classes.
KIP Tutoring Service provides in-home/on-site tutoring for K-12 students with and without learning disabilities and behavior disorders in the following academic areas: Reading, Math, Writing, Study Skills, and Test Taking Strategies. For more information or to schedule a session, please call 404-661-3069.
Wings of Knowledge Tutoring:
Math through Calculus, Science through Physics, SAT Prep classes
developed especially for South Dekalb and the surrounding areas,
Reading, Writing, CRCT prep and other standardized test prep.
Out Inc provides
guidance, leadership, and opportunity for Atlanta's young adult males
and females (ages 8 - 18) through mentoring.
Another Way Out, Inc.
Still Waters Youth
Sinfo-Nia Orchestra ...Still
Waters consists of serious, young, talented musicians and dancers from
various public and private schools throughout metropolitan Atlanta.
The Dance Company is made up of students from age eight to 18 who enjoy
the various techniques and styles of modern, ballet, jazz & African
Interrupted Mentorship ...Helping To Build The Lives OF Young
Girls a safe place for girls ages 11 -18 can come for 4 - hours
on a Saturday and share things that they maybe facing in their lives. We
have designed this program to meet the needs of all girls that would
desire to enter into this program. Phone: 404-423-4159
Young People Matters
To develop, implement,
and provide programs that have a positive impact on youth ages 10-24
years old and their families who live in the greater metropolitan
Atlanta area. Phone:
Parents Against Teenage Prostitution and Exploitation Phone: 404.422.0652
Life After Breath, Inc.
a naturopathic/holistic health and wellness company. Provides
Breathwork-centric services, products, and education to
individuals/groups. Attain integrated body-mind-spirit health as well as
interpersonal health. Phone: 404.545.3573.
Emergency Child Care -State
Certified provides 24hour
in-home emergency infant care.